Worship – May 12, 2019 – 4th Sunday of Easter

“Love and Loyalty”

Ruth 1:16-22  (New International Version)

16 But Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. 17 Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the Lord deal with me, be it ever so severely,if even death separates you and me.” 18 When Naomi realized that Ruth was determined to go with her, she stopped urging her.

19 So the two women went on until they came to Bethlehem. When they arrived in Bethlehem, the whole town was stirred because of them, and the women exclaimed, “Can this be Naomi?”

20 “Don’t call me Naomi,” she told them. “Call me Mara, because the Almighty has made my life very bitter. 21 I went away full, but the Lordhas brought me back empty. Why call me Naomi? The Lord has afflictedme; the Almighty has brought misfortune upon me.”

22 So Naomi returned from Moab accompanied by Ruth the Moabite, her daughter-in-law, arriving in Bethlehem as the barley harvest was beginning.

Coffee & Discussion:
9:00 – 9:45 AM – in the Parish Hall Upper Level.  Join our adult Coffee & Discussion group.  The Bible Project – “The Bible is one unified story that leads to Jesus, but we don’t always treat it that way.  At The Bible Project, we make animated videos that explore the books and themes of the Bible.”  How To Read The Bible – “This ongoing series explores the origins, content, and purpose of the Bible.  Here you’ll be introduced to some of the basic skills necessary for reading the bible effectively.”  Feel free to join the group at any time.

Sunday School:
10:00 – 11:00 AM – in the Parish Hall Lower Level.  A Children’s Church program is available weekly on Sunday mornings.

Nursery Ministry:
10:00 – 11:00 AM – in the Parish Hall Lower Level.  Available every Sunday morning during the worship service.

Sunday Morning Worship:
10:00 AM – in the Sanctuary.  Join us today for Pastor Joe Vasarhelyi’s sermon “Love and Loyalty.”

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